News

Cambridge Road Estate regeneration ballot to take place in early 2020 to give all eligible voters the opportunity to discuss regeneration plans

An announcement at Kingston Council meeting confirms eligible Housing Association residents will now have the right to vote in forthcoming residents’ ballot.

Kingston councillors approved qualifying Housing Association residents on Cambridge Road Estate to have the right to vote in a once in a generation ballot to provide new high-quality council homes, gardens, play areas, streets and community facilities.

Kingston Council is pleased that in addition to local authority residents, we will be able to include qualifying Housing Association residents on Cambridge Road Estate to vote in the ballot, following confirmation from the Greater London Authority (GLA).

We will now be holding the ballot in early 2020 to make sure that all eligible residents have the opportunity to discuss the regeneration plans with the Council. 

This decision was confirmed at the Strategic Housing and Planning Committee (SHAP) meeting on Thursday 19 September.

Councillor Emily Davey, Kingston Council Portfolio Holder for Housing, said:

“I am so pleased that tenants of other social landlords will be included in this once in a generation opportunity to build high-quality homes to modern standards that residents deserve. 

“Now we need time to properly consult them. In particular we need to ask their views on what would happen if there is a yes vote in the ballot. This will take time, therefore we will be holding the ballot in early 2020.”